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10th Jan, 2017 | 10:29am

Andy Crosby: This Liverpool player trains harder than PL level and it pays off

By Emma Sanders

Andy Crosby has claimed Adam Lallana trains so hard that playing the games is a step down in intensity level for him.

The former Southampton assistant manager worked alongside Lallana during his time with the Saints and claims he was the “best technical player” at the club.

Lallana completed a £25million move to Liverpool in July 2014 after impressing hugely during his first two seasons in the Premier League with Southampton.

He has since gone on to become a key member of Jurgen Klopp’s side and has been in excellent form as Liverpool have soared to second place in the Premier League table.

“We never rested him. That comes down to what you do on Monday to Friday. If you’re putting in the amount of work he does then the game becomes a step down from that really intense level,” Crosby told ESPN.

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“I think the biggest compliment I can give Adam [Lallana] is when your best technical player is your hardest-working player at the club, then it doesn’t half make your job easy.”

Lallana will go head-to-head against his former club on Wednesday evening when the two teams battle it out in the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final at St Mary’s.

The former Saints skipper made 235 league appearances for the club before signing for Brendan Rodgers after he received a call-up to the England squad for the World Cup.

Lallana is one of a number of Southampton players who have made the switch to Liverpool, including Dejan Lovren, Sadio Mane, Nathaniel Clyne and Rickie Lambert.

So far this season, Lallana has scored seven goals and provided seven assists in the Premier League, which is more than any other Liverpool player.

In other Liverpool news, Klopp delivered this update on Philippe Coutinho and Joel Matip.